2016 CEPOL Research & Science Conference

CEPOL 2016 Research and Science Conference




Date: 5 – 7 October 2016

Venue: National University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary

More than 200 speakers and participants from all across the globe met in Budapest in October for the 2016 edition of CEPOL’s Research and Science Conference to hear about the latest research findings and new perspectives for law enforcement training and education. Contributions were made by high-level law enforcement professionals - including INTERPOL Secretary General and EUROPOL Director - as well as by various distinguished scholars, scientists and researchers. As we believe that law enforcement is a service for and on behalf of citizens, we continue to publish the outcomes of the CEPOL Research and Science Conferences to facilitate science-based progress in this field of public concern.

In this page you will find the presentation files from contributions on the main track and the open session programme, where the authors agreed for publication. Additional presentation files are available on e-Net, which requires registration and approval by the CEPOL National Units.

The organisers would like to thank all presenters for their most valuable input and commitment to share their knowledge and research outcomes.

A collection of 30 full-text contributions from this conference have been published as Special Conference Edition Nr. 3 of the European Police Science and Research Bulletin.


Main track papers

(in alphabetical order)

Ferenc Bánfi


Tore Bjørgo

National Police University College, Norway

Ben Bowling

King's College University, UK

Elisabeth Brein

Gabrielle Jacobs

Elisabeth Brein, Gabriele Jacobs & Saskia P. Bayerl

Erasmus University, The Netherlands

Gary Cordner

National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice

Sofie de Kimpe

Sofie De Kimpe

Free University of Brussels, Belgium

Claudio di Gregorio

Scuola di Polizia Tributaria Guardia di Finanza, Italy

José Vicente Tavares-dos-Santos

UFGRS – Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil

Maria Haberfeld

John Jay College, USA

Tofik Murshudlu


Anemona Peres

Anemona Peres


Betsy Stanko

City University, UCL, UK

Jürgen Stock


Steve Tong

Steve Tong

Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

Elrena Van der Spuy

University of Cape Town, South Africa

Rob Wainwright


Tao Xu

Tao Xu

Police College International School & Center for Evidence-based Policing, Zhejiang, China

Matthias Zeiser

German Police University, Germany

Open sessions papers

(in alphabetical order)

Arije Antinori - University of Rome, Italy

Thomas Bäck - Umeå University, Sweden

Silvio Bratkovic - Police Academy, Croatia

Ksenija Butorac - Police College, Croatia
Irena Cajner Mraović - University of Zagreb, Croatia

Laurent Chapparo - Gendarmerie Nationale, France

László Christián - National University of Public Service, Hungary

Gill Clough - Open University, UK
Eric Halford - Lancashire Constabulary, UK

Natalie Coull - Abertay University, UK
Eamonn Keane - Police Scotland, UK

Arturo de la Torre - UFA-ESPE, Ecuador
Marco de la Torre - Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

Luís Elias, Lúcia G. Pais & Sérgio Felgueiras - Higher Institute of Police Sciences and Internal Security, Portugal

Marnix Eysink Smeets - Inholland University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Sérgio Felgueiras & Lúcia G. Pais - Higher Institute of Police Sciences and Internal Security, Portugal

Eduardo Ferreira & João Cabaço - Polícia Judiciária, Portugal

Jaishankar Ganapathy & Tor Damkaas - Norwegian Police University College, Norway

Sofia Graca - Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

Ian Hesketh - College of Policing, UK
Les Graham - Durham University, UK
Steven Chase - Thames Valley Police, UK
Gillian Routledge - Durham Constabulary, UK

Ian Hesketh - College of Policing, UK
Jean Hartley - Open University, UK
Steven Chase - Thames Valley Police, UK

Adrian Hutchinson & Sandra Wood - Metropolitan Police, UK

Mari Koskelainen - Police University College of Finland

Mike Lucas, Jean Hartley, Sue Hughes & Rachel Connor - Open University, UK

Estelle Marks - King’s College, UK

Vesa Muttilainen - Police University College of Finland

Renata Odeljan, Ivana Glavina Jelaš, Davorka Martinjak & Dunja Korak - Police College, Croatia

Daniel Packham - College of Policing, UK

Katalin Pallai & Peter Klotz - National University of Public Service, Hungary

Nuno Miguel Parreira da Silva - Guarda Nacional Republicana, Portugal

Silvia Ramos Pérez - Policía Nacional, Spain

Sam Redington - College of Policing, UK
Ian Pepper - Teesside University
Michael Mulqueen - Leicestershire Police, UK

Stephen Shannon - An Garda Síochána, Ireland

Davor Solomun - Police College, Croatia

Priit Suve - Estonian Police and Border Guard Board & Tallinn University, Estonia

Jorn van Rij - Inholland University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Emma Williams & Jenny Norman - Canterbury Christ Church University, UK


The world of the early 21st century is truly a globalised world, due to world-spanning transport, communication and travel: goods, ideas and cultures are now shared more widely than ever before in human history. Cross-border financial investment and economic interdependence has become the normality, as well as continuous migration. Terrorism, cybercrime, financial fraud, organised criminal networks smuggling illicit drugs, firearms or people across international and global borders – there is an undeniable darker side to globalisation.

Globalisation of crime – or simply global crime – has been high on the agenda of governments, law enforcement institutions and academic scholarship for more than a decade. While there is an extensive body of analytic literature and practical guidance, less attention has been paid to the aspect of training and education of law enforcement staff and leaders in view of the process of globalisation and the global dimension of criminal acts.

The 2016 CEPOL European Police Research and Science Conference put the focus on global trends in law enforcement training and education raising key questions under the following perspectives:

  • Is more, better, innovative training of police officers, border guards or customs agents a crucial part of the answer to the challenge of globalised crime?
  • Is law enforcement education ready for tackling crime on local, national, global level effectively?
  • How can internal and external scientific research efforts facilitate in improving training and education of law enforcement?
  • What are the major (new) trends in the training and/or education of law enforcement staff (on various hierarchy and specialisation levels) in various parts of the world and from the viewpoint of global or international organisation?
  • What are the factors leading to innovation and evolution in law enforcement training and education? Or hampering it?
  • Need reform and innovation of law enforcement training and education be thought from the top of hierarchy, or is there demand voiced by rank and file officers as well?
  • In what way has scientific research contributed so far – nationally or internationally – to define the relevant questions for empirical research or to deliver research-based answers to deal with the issues raised?


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